Texas A&M Vs Arkansas Line, Free Pick & TV Info

LSU at Arkansas Betting Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info

Texas A&M Vs Arkansas Line, Free Pick & TV Info

While every college basketball betting calendar has Saturday’s date circled when the Hogs visit top-ranked Kentucky, tonight’s SEC battle between the Texas A&M Aggies and the 18th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks could have plenty of fallout.

“We are staying focused on the path to get to them (Kentucky),” Arkansas freshman point guard Anton Beard said. “We are taking it one game at a time. Texas A&M is the next biggest game that we are going to play. So, we are just focused on them right now.”

The Razorbacks won’t forget how coach Billy Kennedy’s Aggies pushed Kentucky to double OT early in the SEC season.

“A&M, it’s a very good basketball team,” Anderson said. “They played against Kentucky early in the year and it was a double overtime game. So that gets your attention right away. We can’t go down the road because we have got a big game in A&M.”

A Closer Look At The Texas A&M Vs Arkansas Line, My Free Pick & TV Info

Matchup: Texas A&M Aggies at (18) Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Feb. 24, 2015 
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Stadium: Bud Walton Arena
TV Info: ESPN
Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Texas A&M Vs Arkansas
Point Spread: N/A
Game Total: N/A

Texas A&M Will Cover the Spread If

The Aggies’ defense plays as well as the last time these two squads met.

The last time that these two met was on January 8, some time ago, but if Texas A&M plays defense in this matchup the way that they played defense in that matchup, there’s no doubt that the Aggies will cover the spread.

In that game, A&M’s defense was close to magical. The Aggies held Arkansas to only 53 points. They did it by smothering the Razorbacks and holding the Hogs to 21 out of 58 from the field for a 36.2% field goal percentage. Arkansas shot 21.1% from behind the three-point line when making only 4 out of 19 three-point shots. Michael Qualls, who usually averages 15.4 points per game from 43% shooting, was good on 1 of 12 shots from the field in the first game. If A&M is that good defensively in this contest, they will easily cover the spread.

Arkansas Will Cover the Spread If

The Hogs can control the tempo.

In the first game versus A&M, the Razorbacks took too many bad shots. That’s why their field goal percentage was down. They forced the tempo by taking bad shots instead of forcing the tempo by working for good shots and playing defense.

The difference is in what shots the Razorbacks take. If they are taking open shots, the tempo will eventually go their way. They can do that by running Qualls off of screens and going to the basket in transition. The faster the tempo, if it’s effective, the better Arkansas’ chances of covering the spread. The Razorbacks average 79.5 points per game but scored only 53, in a 53 to 69 loss, in the first game against Texas A&M. The difference between the points that the Hogs scored in the first game and their average is 26.5. That was just too many points away from their average for Arkansas to have any chance of covering the spread. The Razorbacks have to control the tempo and score points to cover in the rematch.

Final Score Prediction – Texas A&M Aggies 67, Arkansas Razorbacks 63